The first step in beginning family history research is completing a Pedigree Chart. You can find a free copy here. Fill in as much information as you know. Don’t worry if your chart is not as complete as mine. That’s why you’re here after all! If you have a family member or relative who might help you fill out the form, ask them!
The purpose of the pedigree chart is to help you know where to start in your research.
On my pedigree chart, you will notice the word LIVING. When you complete your chart, you don’t need to use this word. I am publishing this information for the entire world to see, and I would like to protect the identity of those members of my family who are still living.
In our next lesson, I will talk to you about ways to store your research!